Thursday, September 19, 2019

PLATT - CURATED News

HEALTH
Germany: Infectious Diseases Spreading as Migrants Settle In
https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10676/germany-migrants-infectious

Explosion at Russian research lab that stores smallpox virus
https://www.foxnews.com/world/russian-lab-smallpox-explosion

HEALTH CARE
Is Medicare a Lean, Mean, Money-Saving Machine?
https://townhall.com/columnists/youngvoicesadvocates/2019/09/17/is-medicare-a-lean-mean-moneysaving-machine-n2553192?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=09/17/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

WAFWOT
Merriam-Webster Adds Non-Binary Definition of ???They??? to Dictionary
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/merriam-webster-adds-non-binary-definition-of-they-to-dictionary/

HUMOR
The News in Zingers
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0919/hamilton.php3

TRAVEL
NatGeo Travel: Explore America???s most walkable cities, try food on a stick at a massive state fair, and more
https://email.nationalgeographic.com/H/2/v40000016d408c350f85e03f6e966eb1e0/e41e229f-5d87-44c2-9590-2dcc9a062a58/HTML

HISTORY
The order that led to the American revolution -- 9/17/19
https://mailchi.mp/delanceyplace.com/the-disease-and-devastation-of-london-1147437?e=a218d00c99

FINANCIAL
A crack just emerged in the financial markets: The New York Fed spends $53 billion to rescue the overnight lending market
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/a-crack-just-emerged-in-the-financial-markets-the-new-york-fed-spends-dollar53-billion-to-rescue-the-overnight-lending-market/ar-AAHr9oG?ocid=spartandhp

BUSINESS
Young People Are Going to Save Us All From Office Life
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/style/generation-z-millennials-work-life-balance.html?te=1&nl=evening-briefing&emc=edit_ne_20190917?campaign_id=57&instance_id=12454&segment_id=17101&user_id=534895be791870e2f49b8be32ff6f7ab&regi_id=58935408

DEFENSE
Locked and Loaded: Could Iran Sink the U.S. Navy If War Breaks Out?
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/locked-and-loaded-could-iran-sink-us-navy-if-war-breaks-out-80851

How were low-tech drones able to pierce Saudi Arabian security? Defence system called into question despite country spending $65bn on arms last year including US radar and Patriot missiles - as mocking Putin says they should have bought Russian
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7472237/How-low-tech-drones-able-pierce-Saudi-Arabian-security.html

This 400-pound feral hog is one of more than 1,200 that have invaded a Texas Air Force base since 2016
https://taskandpurpose.com/feral-hogs-air-force-jbsa

LAW AND ORDER
Why This Scientist Keeps Receiving Packages of Serial Killers??? Hair
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/science/hair-dna-murder.html?auth=login-email&emc=edit_NN_p_20190917&instance_id=12433&login=email&nl=morning-briefing&regi_id=58935408ion%3DlongRead&section=longRead%3Fcampaign_id%3D9&segment_id=17077&te=1&user_id=534895be791870e2f49b8be32ff6f7ab

IMMIGRATION
This Constitution Week, America welcomes 34,000 new legal citizens
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/ken-cuccinelli-constitution-week-citizens

French Dunkirk camp cleared as migrants try to reach UK
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49727513

MIDDLE EAST
Iran will keep escalating until Trump hits back ??? or folds
https://nypost.com/2019/09/16/iran-will-keep-escalating-until-trump-hits-back-or-folds/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

POTUS
How Trump???s ???startling blunt exercise in socialism??? is overlooked by his backers
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-trumps-startling-blunt-exercise-in-socialism-is-overlooked-by-his-backers-2019-09-16

POLITICS
Warren makes her move
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/warren-makes-her-move?utm_source=WEX_News%20Brief_09/17/2019&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_News%20Brief&rid=5044

Brett Kavanaugh, Susan Collins, and what Maine women think
https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2019/0916/Brett-Kavanaugh-Susan-Collins-and-what-Maine-women-think?cmpid=ema:mkt:20190917&src=highlight




"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end ??? 
which you can never afford to lose ??? with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

PLATT - CURATED news

GENERAL INTEREST
Adopting a senior dog is the BEST
https://twitter.com/dodo/status/1172193151462887427

HEALTH
The desert soil that could save lives
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190912-the-desert-soil-that-could-fight-superbug-bacteria

HEALTH CARE
Sally Pipes: Sorry, Bernie Sanders, American health care is not 'barbaric' (and Canada's system isn't perfect)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/sally-pipes-bernie-sanders-american-health-care-barbaric

HISTORY
The Communist Plot to Assassinate George Orwell
https://lithub.com/the-communist-plot-to-assassinate-george-orwell/

ARCHAEOLOGY
2,100-year-old 'iPhone case' discovered in ???Russian Atlantis???
https://www.foxnews.com/science/2100-year-old-iphone-case-discovered-in-russian-atlantis

BIOLOGY
Strange life forms found deep in a mine point to vast 'underground Galapagos'
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/strange-life-forms-found-deep-mine-point-vast-underground-galapagos-ncna1050906

ENTOMOLOGY
Wasps: If you can't love them, at least admire them
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49692974

ORNITHOLOGY
How to ID Six Warblers in Their Fall Feathers
https://www.audubon.org/news/how-recognize-six-warblers-their-fall-feathers?emci=b3c05892-a0d5-e911-bcd0-2818784d4349&emdi=00d6f27b-bed7-e911-b5e9-2818784d6d68&ceid=195312&ms=digital-eng-email-ea-x-engagement_20190915_eng-burst-warblers_medium&utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=engagement_20190915_eng-burst-warblers&utm_content=medium

TECHNOLOGY
Virtual assistant spies, saving texts, burner phones, and more: Tech Q&A
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/virtual-assistant-spies-saving-texts-burner-phones-and-more-tech-qa

CYBER SECURITY
U.S. Targets North Korean Hacking as Rising National-Security Threat
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-targets-north-korean-hacking-as-rising-national-security-threat-11568545202?emailToken=08a08b96db181e5a16f278d9c4e7a197WkYVhhdkMPDrP+XT1tVi0itRtNVNVkN8GgpRXZx3wkMA5sSdl9clJkWY+I8CsEByqhouZ+10qjvNrM5xFu69RksjoY9ZlHRUCPwygcsxUIhrYBDLrMrjmpis7/gVdLDr&reflink=article_email_share

NATIONAL SECURITY
Data has paralleled oil in becoming an intensely political national security issue
https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/461420-data-has-paralleled-oil-in-becoming-an-intensely-political-national

Iran says U.S. bases and aircraft carriers within range of its missiles: Tasnim
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-missiles/iran-says-u-s-bases-and-aircraft-carriers-within-range-of-its-missiles-tasnim-idUSKBN1W004A

MILITARY
No, US service members aren't hauling beer as part of their Hurricane Dorian relief mission
https://taskandpurpose.com/hurricane-dorian-coast-guard-cbp-beer-coors-water

The US sent bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan. Now they're dying from improper care
https://taskandpurpose.com/bomb-sniffing-dogs-jordan-dying-improper-care

SCOTUS
New York Times updates Kavanaugh report to note alleged sexual misconduct victim is said to not recall the incident
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/new-york-times-updates-kavanaugh-report-to-note-alleged-sexual-misconduct-victim-is-said-to-not-recall-the-incident

POLITICS
Trump tariffs put 2020 Democrats in a bind
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/trade/461384-trump-tariffs-put-2020-democrats-in-a-bind

"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end ??? 
which you can never afford to lose ??? with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

PLATT - CURATED News

GENERAL INTEREST
Competitive Oyster Shucking Is Real, Decadent, And China's Best Party
https://deadspin.com/competitive-oyster-shucking-is-real-decadent-and-chin-1838038792

'They don't know Sally': Black teen defends white woman who cut his dreadlocks in viral video
https://www.yahoo.com/gma/dont-know-sally-black-teen-defends-white-woman-090027623--abc-news-topstories.html

HEALTH
Don't fall for the halo-effect of plant-based fast food
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0919/plant_based_fast_food.php3

JUST PLAIN NASTY
???MORNING JOE??? LOW: Mika Suggests Trump Isn???t The Biological Father Of Barron
https://www.dailywire.com/news/51730/morning-jo-new-low-mika-suggests-barron-isnt-amanda-prestigiacomo

A Furious First Lady Gohttp://conservativefighters.com/news/furious-first-lady-goes-full-tiger-mom-mika-brzezinski-attack-barron-trump/es Full ???Tiger Mom??? on Mika Brzezinski After Attack on Barron Trum

Coffee shop employee kicks out conservative customer, serves up big cup of confrontation
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/todd-starnes-coffee-shop-employee-kicks-out-conservative-customer

FINANCIAL
Opportunity Zones Knock Where They???re Needed Least
https://www.wsj.com/articles/opportunity-zones-knock-where-theyre-needed-least-11568412633?emailToken=76a46f0d3e3805a83fded681e9ec66c0R7JyeNKhBq6jEEsUn4oQ/Ip6bfr+P6rsJThhcWiWpi+j2tRk47Ndu/VxEsFhoyaNau0lbxdcrSOZDK3IkF+i0HPWCa7K2K/2+SoSg+Aq8qo%3D&reflink=article_email_share

Some older Americans say millennials??? student debt is their own fault
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/some-older-americans-say-millennials-student-debt-crisis-is-their-own-fault-2019-09-13

The critics were wrong: Welfare reform has delivered for single moms
https://nypost.com/2019/09/13/the-critics-were-wrong-welfare-reform-has-delivered-for-single-moms/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app



BUSINESS
The Great Texas Courtroom Blunder Could Cost Us All
https://townhall.com/columnists/gerardscimeca/2019/09/14/the-great-texas-courtroom-blunder-could-cost-us-all-n2553024?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=09/14/2019&bcid=3cb4e56ddeac8885c78e874bb1d8f1a4&recip=27077809

CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49567197

ENVIRONMENT


TECHNOLOGY
Will Your Uploaded Mind Still Be You?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-your-uploaded-mind-still-be-you-11568386410?emailToken=4949d3563a25a092a29d5e545f2a57fbN4kdrXg+RiB9TlXPso1FkEOt6VsnzC1LX7bV2EtdNGlQBtMtp0BXc6HrinoQ3B5p6ltkc5cxKGlkcWIEQ/UDuRMZyrV6Gf4ldwJEl7uInig%3D&reflink=article_email_share

CYBER SECURITY
How to check if your iPad has malware
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/how-to-check-ipad-has-malware

FOREIGN POLICY
Joe Biden wants US troops based in Pakistan to fight terrorists in Afghanistan. No, seriously. He really said that.
https://taskandpurpose.com/biden-us-troops-pakistan

In war, time is less expensive than human life
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/jonah091319.php3

NATIONAL SECURITY
Will Venezuela Become a Russian Missile Base?
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/will-venezuela-become-russian-missile-base-80561

DEFENSE
Watch a hypersonic sled travel at 10,620 km/h
https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/science/watch-a-sled-travel-at-6599-mph/vi-AAH8e2d?ocid=spartandhp

MILITARY
Marine sees two high school kids fighting and responds in the most Marine Corps way possible
https://taskandpurpose.com/marine-tackles-students

LAW AND ORDER
Minneapolis Slides Downhill [Updated]
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/09/minneapolis-slides-downhill.php

Democrats frown on targeting gang databases with 'red flag' laws
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/democrats-frown-on-targeting-gang-databases-with-red-flag-laws?utm_source=breaking_push&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=push_notifications&utm_source=WEX_News%20Brief_09/14/2019&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_News%20Brief&rid=5044

BIG BROTHER
Hands Off the Fruity E-Cigs
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/hands-off-the-fruity-e-cigs/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Saturday%202019-09-14&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart


TRUMPGATE


POLITICS
Everyone Knows the Truth About Politics (Classic Noonan !!)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/everyone-knows-the-truth-about-politics-11568391426?emailToken=1f4c674edca2e22d739f5b26a09f89ab9mgt3qeMQVzoCtNzo7KTlLleO5+xX5bAX1/TKIqG3rRV4dvKcC2eoOy8uEwfryYxspYvKc10QtSJoKk03Yi70YgbvhfuiV9pSVYPSKTjcpg%3D&reflink=article_email_share

A Rough Night for Socialism
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-rough-night-for-socialism-11568407625?emailToken=863a4cefd0186f7b255a1d8b8011efe9CxK0OJJDOhKkWHBtvQizqd5l229nvdUPEDQElyu6ZZVBczdqPwLnoEXinSG7t3RVsab1Wf5cV+aNO8CQJpZ4JQ%3D%3D&reflink=article_email_share

Tired of TV debates? In Arab world, they???re historic, and inspiring.
https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2019/0911/Tired-of-TV-debates-In-Arab-world-they-re-historic-and-inspiring?j=217506&sfmc_sub=105553743&l=1215_HTML&u=7753608&mid=10979696&jb=165&cmpid=ema:Weekender:20190914&src=newsletter


"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end ??? 
which you can never afford to lose ??? with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

PLATT - CURATED News

GENERAL INTEREST


Sixty years of life in five minutes. Those were the days. Some of us lived some and some of us didn't.
https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/QoDXTAajEzY?rel=0

This Week???s News Quiz: John Bolton, Israel and Bianca Andreescu (9 out of 11)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/13/briefing/john-bolton-israel-bianca-andreescu-news-quiz.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_NN_p_20190913&section=whatElse?campaign_id=9&instance_id=12359&segment_id=16989&user_id=534895be791870e2f49b8be32ff6f7ab&regi_id=58935408ion=whatElse

HEALTH
Zantac Has Low Levels of a Cancer-Causing Chemical, the F.D.A. Says
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/13/health/zantac-cancer-ndma.html?te=1&nl=evening-briefing&emc=edit_ne_20190913?campaign_id=57&instance_id=12385&segment_id=17017&user_id=534895be791870e2f49b8be32ff6f7ab&regi_id=58935408

U.S. Could Lose Measles Elimination Status by October
https://www.ecowatch.com/us-lose-measles-elimination-status-2640320128.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

Man Accidentally Beheads Himself Showcasing Swordsmanship During Muharram Celebration
https://start.att.net/news/read/article/newsweek-man_accidentally_beheads_himself_showcasing_swords-rnewsweek/category/news

MIND BOGGLING STUPID
Politico Doubles Down on Fake Turnberry Scandal
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/trump-turnberry-hotel-air-force-stays-no-scandal/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202019-09-13&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

Take Two Aspirin and Call Me by My Pronouns
https://www.wsj.com/articles/take-two-aspirin-and-call-me-by-my-pronouns-11568325291?emailToken=bdcae09ff560cf3d0f22979a5ca8cbb9Qths1c1OlJkT5DmDRdxzTpQ5ZYTU08s+02jyfQ1l0u7onh6z0Gl6O2RoK4//2sRExZc/L4B9Oltb8W0v2639C9yn2BGLWrYQiKG5/J8iJUQ%3D&reflink=article_email_share

Scientists try but fail to make a KNIFE from their own frozen faeces after an explorer claims Inuits use the technique in the Arctic
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7459963/Scientists-try-fail-make-KNIFE-frozen-faeces.html

EDUCATION
A VERY bad education! Students reveal the unfortunate blunders at their schools that really deserve detention
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7453549/Students-reveal-awkward-blunders-schools.html

HISTORY
Atlantic city -- america's first boardwalk -- 9/13/19
https://mailchi.mp/delanceyplace.com/atlantic-city-americas-first-boardwalk-91319?e=a218d00c99

FINANCIAL
Should the Government Give Everyone $1,000 a Month?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/opinion/yang-universal-basic-income.html?auth=login-email&emc=edit_NN_p_20190913&instance_id=12359&login=email&nl=morning-briefing&regi_id=58935408ion%3DwhatElse&section=whatElse%3Fcampaign_id%3D9&segment_id=16989&te=1&user_id=534895be791870e2f49b8be32ff6f7ab

This budget shows how a $350,000 salary barely qualifies as middle class
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-budget-shows-how-a-350000-salary-barely-qualifies-as-middle-class-2019-09-11

Your Parents??? Financial Advice Is (Kind Of) Wrong
https://www.wsj.com/articles/your-parents-financial-advice-is-kind-of-wrong-11568367000?emailToken=a955bc968b7a3c890e52629514265f8dv56+clg82ou2aQjlbU8lgRsPvFQy50YPIZEuyJm+nFxcpj3mET/dSfzcqJWqXVlgMEZ7Md33/5IyUN1AH95aigqP9QhkIes5xlqpA16Sh+U%3D&reflink=article_email_share

WEATHER
Canada Tells Flood Victims It???s Time to Move
https://www.ecowatch.com/canada-flood-victims-to-move-2640326224.html

ENVIRONMENT
Study Finds Microplastics Stunt Earthworms??? Growth and Could Harm Soil Ecosystems
https://www.ecowatch.com/microplastics-hurt-earthworms-too-2640319867.html

Feral Hogs Approaching Montana a Threat to Farmland, Environment
https://weather.com/science/nature/video/feral-hogs-approaching-montana-a-threat-to-farmland-environment?pl=pl-the-latest

Earth to animal activists: New Yorkers don???t care about rats??? ???rights???
https://nypost.com/2019/09/12/earth-to-animal-activists-new-yorkers-dont-care-about-rats-rights/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

GEOLOGY
Mysterious waves have been pulsing across Oklahoma
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/mysterious-waves-have-been-pulsing-across-oklahoma/ar-AAHfRos?ocid=spartandhp

POTUS
Trump says people want to work for him because he???s ???a lot of fun???
https://nypost.com/2019/09/12/trump-says-people-want-to-work-for-him-because-hes-a-lot-of-fun/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=mail_app

The Mad Negotiator
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/president-trump-wants-to-negotiate-deals/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202019-09-13&utm_term=NRDaily-Smart

POLITICS
In debate, Democrats steer clear of economy
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/in-debate-democrats-steer-clear-of-economy?utm_source=breaking_push&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=push_notifications&utm_source=WEX_News%20Brief_09/13/2019&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_News%20Brief&rid=5044



"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end ??? 
which you can never afford to lose ??? with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)